William Ray Bankhead

William Ray Bankhead

Birth
Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA
Death 8 Mar 2014 (aged 82)
Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA
Plot A-14-10-3
Memorial ID 126209655 · View Source
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William Ray Bankhead passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday March 8th 2014 at his home in Wellsville, he was 82. Ray was born September 16, 1931 to William Haslem and Elizabeth Bailey Bankhead in Wellsville Utah, the third of 4 Children. Dad grew up on the family farm working alongside his father until he was 19 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War from 1950 until 1954. His father passed away in 1952 while he was serving in Korea.
He met Janeil Hovey on the dance floor at the Elite Hall in Hyrum and they were married on June 3, 1955 in the Logan LDS Temple. They lived their entire married life in Wellsville where they ran the family farm raising beef cattle, crops, and a dairy operation for many years. Dad was also employed for many years at Hill Air Force Base, retiring in 1986 having served 37 years including his time in Korea.
Dads' life was centered around serving others, his community, and his country. Here served on the Wellsville City Council, was a member and director of the South Cache Water Users, and treasurer for the Wellsville Mendon Conservation District. One of his greatest joys was placing flags on the graves of the Veterans at the Wellsville Cemetery for Memorial Day, a service he performed for over 55 years. He was a member of the LDS Church and served in various callings throughout his life.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife Janeil, his son Lex, and his sister Audra. He is survived by his sons Kent (Susan) Bankhead of Wellsville, Keven (Stacey) Bankhead of Wellsville, and a daughter-in-law Clareen (Lex) of Rexburg Idaho, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Two sisters Sara (Ray) Lindley and Grace (Jay) Smith. Bother-in-laws Arlan and Clint Hovey and their wives, and a Sister-in-law Valoyce Jensen.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Wellsville 3rd Ward Chapel, 49 West 200 South, Wellsville. Friends may call at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center, Logan on Friday evening from 6 to 8pm and at the ward on Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30am. Interment will be in the Wellsville City Cemetery.


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  • Created by: A Higley-Swensen
  • Added: 11 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126209655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ray Bankhead (16 Sep 1931–8 Mar 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126209655, citing Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by A Higley-Swensen (contributor 47054255) .